Today in Austin, at the South Steps of the capitol building, five thousand protesters rallied on Day 1 of the 2nd special session called by Rick Perry so that his precious anti-choice legislation could be passed.
It wasn't going to be passed without a fight on the floor, and it wasn't going to be passed without suffering, again, a great deal of noise and attention.
And it wasn't, in the end, passed at all.
Republicans, you see, are smart. Yeah, that's the ticket...smart. They decided to put off a vote on these offensive bills until tomorrow - when all the protesters were not going to be there.
Good luck with that strategy.